Pulaski High School - Oriole Yearbook (Pulaski, VA)

 - Class of 1921

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THE ORIOLE 27 arrival I found them in a heated discussion. Dr. Shuff main- tained that the patient had concussion of the brain. The funny thing about it, however, is that while they were arguing, Dr. Finks, with the aid of a compass and an old geometry original, found the exact spot where a chip from the monkeywrench had lodged. Today I saw Georgia Williams, who is head nurse there, and she told me the patient is slowly recovering. By the way, Turns, do you hear from Jacqueline very often?” ‘‘Huh? Well, yes, occasionally. She has graduated from the University of Chicago and has become famous as the au- thor of a book entitled, “Why Did Poe’s Raven Rave?” She also told me that she had seen Lois Albert, who has finished her music in Germany, and is now employed by Mr. Edison to compose dance music. They must have had a sort of a class reunion, because she had also seen Thelma Pillsbury and Mabel Richardson. It seems that Thelma has moved the home of fashion and art from Paris to Dublin, and Mabel is the most original milliner in Newbern. Gale Henry says he is extremely happy in a Pillsbury costume and a Richardson hat. By the way, Pat, you remember Myrtle Wisler? I was in Wytheville yesterday and she is professor of Home Economics in the Uni- versity there. She likes everything very much except when Delrhey Fitzgerald, the State Inspector of Universities, comes around.” “Did you notice in the last copy of the Southwest Times the interesting letter from Verna Lucas, the noted bacteriologist? You know she has returned to America after having been sent to Russia, where she made a thorough analysis of a new disease caused by the “Redski” germ which has lately broken out there. She met up with another old classmate of ours, Ada Lee Can- nady. It seems that Ada Lee has become a missionary and was captured in Africa by a lot of cannibals who were fixing to have soup a la Ada Lee. Just in time, however, she was saved by an old friend of ’21, Rettia Gallimore. Rettia has become a noted dietician, and in spite the fact that we used to laugh at her when in current events class she offered food substitutes for the savages, we find that one she happened to have with her saved Ada Lee’s life. Well, there comes “thirteen” and for once in my life I’m really glad it was not on time. Good-bye, old fellow, and let me know when you come back to defend Dr. Shuff for dropping that monkeywrench.” Harry Patteson, ’ 21 .

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26 THE ORIOLE ffr 0 pl}?n; nf (Class ’21 X N THE course of graduation from old P. H. S. it was found that a prophet was needed to foretell the futureof this brilliant class. Then it was decreed that I, being of no other use, should turn my dreams to the future of the Seniors instead of wasting my gitt of prophecy on the weather; however, 1 was a bit shy in ' 21 and promised the class if they would excuse me from so great a task 1 would some day tell the people of their fame. It has been a long time since then and I had forgotten this promise until I was sud- denly reminded of it. I was at the station to meet “thirteen” when I heard some one say, “Hello, Pat.” I turned to find Virginia’s most distin- guished and noted lawyer at my side, the Hon. Turns Southern, who is now practicing law in Richmond. He came up from Radford where he has been employed by the Civic League to fight the cow question. You know he established his reputation as a lawyer when he helped Pulaski get rid of hercows in 1935. “Come on, Turns, let me tell you the news. You see that magnificent hotel on the top of Peak Knob? And that hand- some new block over there? They were designed and built by our old friend, Garrett Dalton.” “Speaking of a new block here reminds me that a few days ago I saw Margaret Draper, as we used to know her, in Washing- ton. She has spent two terms in congress from the Ninth District. It was due to her influence that the “Draper Bill” was passed allowing Pulaski to erect buildings of at least four stories. She now devotes much of her time and executive ability to civic improvements.” “Well, you should have been here last week. You know we’ve just had an observatory added to the High School build- ing, and the other day while Dr. Shuff was driving over in his aeroplane he dropped his monkeywrench, which fell through the dome hitting one of the students on the head. Dr. Shuff hurried to the Pulaski Hospital where, with the aid of Doctors Finks and Crowell, he held an examination. Dr. Crowell, the surgeon of the bunch, wanted to perform an immediate operation and phoned me to bring all the ether I had in my drug store and come to the hospital. In the meantime, however, they had found and adminstered some chloroform. Upon my

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28 THE ORIOLE iCast Hill m b Srstamml w E, THE Senior Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty- W I j one, being of a generous nature and desirous of be- V M J stowing on others those things which we do not need, hereby declare this instrument to be our Last Will and Testament, and revoke all former dispositions of our estate heretofore made by us. First: We, as a class, hereby will to the Junior Class our “Cold Storage”— more correctly called a room — which will keep them as fresh as they can ever wish to be. We also will a pet, a very dear bird, which is very young and will need much nourishment and care to keep it from dying. This bird we called “ The Oriole. " Also to the Junior Class we will our wonderful door knob, upon the condition that it will never, never be tightened; and our dictionary, although they will have to pur- chase a derrick to move it, if their own “Derrick” cannot. Second: To the Sophomores we will one grand court upon which to play basketball or other sports. The only fault with this court is that it is either too muddy or too dusty. Third: We will to the Freshmen some “hay bale wire,” with which they can collect paper off the school grounds as in the days of yore. Fourth: To the Civic League we will the right to start a movement for an athletic building. Fifth: We will to the future teams of P. H. S. all the good luck that they can find or steal. Sixth: To the teachers of the grammar grades we will some studies to be used instead of singing or reading in unison. Seventh: Margaret Draper wills her popularity to Mary Duncan. She also wills her duty of piloting her class through the senior year to Theo. Derrick. Harry Patteson wills to Clarence Miller the rank of the best athlete. Myrtle Wisler wills to James Trolinger her dimple (S). Delrhey Fitzgerald wills to Mary Amburn her knowledge of English which she displays before Miss Finks. Robert finks wills to Joe Dent the honor of being the small- est boy in his class. He also wills his habit of drawing during recitations to Hastwell Sizer. Verna Lucas wills to Louise Fitzhugh her Angora cat as a playmate.

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